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Taking Submissions: Where The Weird Things Are

October 10, 2021

Deadline: October 10th, 2021
Payment: $15AUD and royalties
Theme: A travel guide of the fantastic, far fetched and freaky things in Australia and New Zealand.
Note: Must be written by Australian or Kiwi author

Submissions are now open for ‘WHERE THE WEIRD THINGS ARE’ – an upcoming location-specific speculative fiction anthology.

‘WHERE THE WEIRD THINGS ARE’ will read like a travel guide of the fantastic, far fetched and freaky things in Australia and New Zealand. Read on to find out more about what we are looking for.


Stories must be speculative in nature, as per this definition:

“Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre encompassing narrative fiction with supernatural or futuristic elements. This includes, but not limited to, science fiction, fantasy, superhero fiction, science fantasy, horror, utopian and dystopian fiction, supernatural fiction as well as combinations thereof.”

Stories must be set in a specific location, and we are wanting stories that bring the setting to life (whether it be a city, coastal town or inland scrub). While we would love you to write about places that you are intimately familiar with, we will accept stories about places that may not exist – or may not yet exist – as long as you make us believe in them.

Word limit is 7,000 words.

Stories must be original, and written by Australian or Kiwi authors.

Submissions will open in July 1st and will close 10th October 2021.

Payment: $15AUD for each accepted story, plus an ongoing percentage of royalties and free e-copy of the anthology.

Stories must be in .doc/docx format, double spaced and in 12 point font. Please use double quotation marks for dialogue.

E-mail submissions with story title and ‘WEIRD THINGS’ in the subject line to [email protected]

Via: SPeculative Fiction Australia.


October 10, 2021